FALLS CHURCH, Va.—The Baptist World Alliance has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2017 Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award from Dec. 16 to Jan. 20.
Any Baptist individual, church or organization can submit a nomination, and any Baptist is eligible to receive the award.
The award is intended to recognize and give visibility to men and women who have done outstanding work in defending and promoting human rights as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Individuals may not nominate themselves.
Previous recipients include former President Jimmy Carter, ethicist Glen Stassen, Gustavo Parajon of Nicaragua, Edgar Palacios of El Salvador and Ilie Coada of Moldova.
The award recipient will be announced at the March 2017 BWA Executive Committee meeting, and BWA will present the award at its annual gathering July 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
To download the nomination form, click here.